Jul 11, 2011 4:30am EDT
. >>> the obama administration is suspending aid in $800 million to pakistan's military. the money represents 40% of the $2 billion in u.s. aid to pakistan. according to "new york times" it includes money for aid. >> the pakistani relationship is difficult but it must be made to work over time, but until we get through these difficulties we will hold back some of the money that the american taxpayers have committed to give. >> another senior u.s. official said the aid's spengs was in responses to pakistan's decision to reduce the number of visas for the u.s. military. >>> defense secretary leanne panetta said he will urge leaders to do more about pursuing military groups. he arrived in baghdad yesterday and 46,000 troops remain in iraq and scheduled to depart by the end of this year. >>> britain's defunct "news of the world" tabloid it's reported may have hacked into the phones of 9/11 victims. "news of the world" reporters said they would pay him to get the private numbers of 9/11 victims, he declined. the last issue of the 168-year-old paper rolled off the presses yesterday, brought down by a
Jul 10, 2011 6:00pm EDT
states has canceled or suspended $800 million in military aid to pakistan, about one-third of its annual total. this according to administration officials. relations between the two nations have been strained, especially since that u.s. raid that killed osama bin laden only a short distance, i should say, from pakistan's leading military academy. the might of those trying to survive in the horn of africa is far outstripping the ability of anyone to help. the u.n.'s chief refugee official said today the crisis in somalia alone is the worst humanitarian disaster in the world. to give an idea of the scale he was visiting a refugee camp the size of cleveland. tony guidea has more. >> reporter: look into this child's eyes, he knows something you and i will never know how it feels to be desperately hungry. there are many children like him in this hospital in mogadishu, mall nourished children, some close to death, all refugees from the drought and violence destroying somalia. >> if you are a hungry person, somebody once told me, it feels as if there is bleach in your belly, it hurts so much. >
Jul 11, 2011 6:00am EDT
, but 12 cents lower than a month ago. >>> the relationship between pakistan and the united states could get more strained. the white house is with holding military aid to the country. the chief of staff says that the leaderships must improve. the situation in pakistan has been worsened. >>> later on today, the man who fell to his death at a ranger's game will be layed -- laid to rest. he fell head first trying to catch a ball into the stands by josh hamilton. members of the team's front office are attending the funeral. it's a very, very sad day for the texas rangers organization. >> stone was a firefighter in brownwood, texas. today's funeral procession includes a hundred fire trucks. >>> the orioles needing to regroup, coming off of their 7th straight loss yet. -- loss yesterday. the birds took a three one lead. the pitching staff struggled again. red sox hit three home runs. the orioles were swept in back to back series. >>> and it's a set back for the yankees. a-rod is getting surgery on his right knee today. he should be back in the lineup for the last month of the season. >>> and
Jul 30, 2011 6:00am EDT
that was found in rice shipped from pakistan. this morning a federal quanen tea go into effect. it restricts all rye that comes from country with beetle problems. 48,000 pounds of rice is being sent back. you may have noticed some unusual characters walking the streets in baltimore near the inner harbor this weekend. never feel the annual convention is here and the japanese animations convention means a big boost for the local economy. >> reporter: it is hard to tell who is more excited, the conventioners. >> this is a grit place. go baltimore. >> reporter: or behind the counter. >> it has been well. >> oh, a lot of money. a lot of money my. >> they flock to the inner harbor. they eat at the restaurant and buy goods at the shops. they like to bring something back home from baltimore. >> reporter: the website boosts that since 1999, they have taken over a sizable chunk of the inner harbor for a three day festival. last year, 30,000 people attended. they have hand over a sizable chunk of money in return. average of $15 million a year, including filling 4600 hotel rooms in the surrounding area.